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Golden Beet Panzanella

A golden beet panzanella, aka bread salad, with mint, pistachios and sumac.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword beets, bread salad, panzanella
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 350 kcal


  • 4 slices crusty multigrain bread toasted and cubed into 1" pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 4 medium golden beets roasted, peeled and diced
  • 4 oranges peel and white pith removed, cut into segments
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pistachios crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint optional
  • 1 tablespoon sumac half to mix with the salad, half to top the salad
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sumac Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Sumac Vinaigrette

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients into a container and blend well. This can be made ahead of time to allow flavors to develop.

Salad Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Wrap beets in foil and roast for about 1 hour until tender. Peel and dice.
  2. Toast the bread slices, cut into cubes and set aside.
  3. Prepare all other ingredients and set aside.

Salad Assembly

  1. Combine the beets, orange segments, sunflower seeds, herbs and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Toss with half of the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. If eating immediately, add the cubed bread and more dressing. Toss until the bread cubes are coated with dressing.
  4. Sprinkle the pistachios on top along with additional sumac, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. If making this ahead of time, toss with the bread cubes right before serving.


You may not need to use all of the dressing.

Optional: Top with some crumbled feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Golden Beet Panzanella
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 350
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.